Adelita

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Introduction

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Adelita Marcella Torres

""I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie.
If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart."”

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Stereotypes

Vampire "There are vampires of body, of blood, of spirit and soul. All have a hunger that must be filled for them to know peace."
Werewolf "I know of only stories. Such fierce creatures...can we find a harmony between urban and wild life?"
Wraith "I have seen too much to not think they exist. But I do not know what holds them here, or why."
Changeling "I clap, because I believe. I only hope to be lucky enough to see such a thing, one day."
Demon "This has ever been an excuse for the evils we do to one another, as if we needed more."
Mortal "Despite all our differences, we are more alike than unalike."

Akashic Brotherhood "There is so much they have right. But we can never succeed by separating ourselves from people and being secluded from them."
Celestial Chorus "How can people who preach about the One not see that the One is made up of the All?"
Dreamspeakers "I feel as much kin here as in my own Tradition. There is so much we can learn from each other."
Euthanatos "Life is about the journey, not the ending. They seek to sever and end, rather than bring harmony. They are little better than Nephandi."
Hollow Ones "Exactly the sort of people we can help, and bring together into a unity. They are alone and need not be."
Order of Hermes "They are so sure they are right that they cannot see they might be wrong. They mean well, but they must be more accepting to succeed."
Sons of Ether "They are what the Technocracy should be. Science is not evil in itself. They know how to find the joy in it, rather than the cold emotionlessness."
Verbena "They understand much of unity and harmony, but must transcend their own bitterness, even earned, to move on."
Virtual Adepts "I wish I understood them better. They understand unity on a level almost instinctive, but I cannot see it through their lens."
Technocracy "The antithesis of unity and harmony. True harmony is achieved by a blending of beliefs and differences, not by killing everyone who is different from you. All they do is remove the differences and learn nothing from them."
Nephandi "Dangerous, and all the more so because I understand so little of their motivations."

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Contacts

Jared "Wandering lost in need of a home and help. Open up and let me in. You deserve better."
Lyra "Pain in your past, but hope for your future. We can find it together."

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RP Hooks

  • Street Performer
Adelita spends some of her time "working" as a busker (not that she considers it working). She'll show up in a park or on a street corner, and sing, dance, or do a combination of both. Occasionally she'll remember to bring her guitar. Even more occasionally she'll remember to actually put down a hat to take tips or donations. For her it's far more about sharing the music and the dance than it is making any money. This is probably her most open hook; if you've been in Prospect for any time at all, you might have passed the woman on the corner doing her music. Feel free to come talk to me about it!
  • Unity
Adelita is also the owner/operator of Unity, a shelter/soup kitchen/halfway house that operates out on the edge of the city. It's a non-profit, and seems maintained by donations rather than taking any government money, and as such, it's a pretty small and informal affair, usually not having more than a dozen people. But it leaves them free to set their own policies on how they operate. If your character is homeless/poor/strung out, it's entirely possible that they might have stayed a night or two at Unity, and if they haven't, they may at least know about it...word about places like that gets around on the street.
  • Streetwise
People in the know about such things might know that the area around Unity (and possibly Unity itself?) is a good place to pick up drugs, as is Adelita herself sometimes. But only certain recreational sorts. Marijuana, X, and the like, she often has, or knows where to get. She doesn't truck in anything that one might consider "destructive" like crack, meth, and the like. The police have more or less given up on harassing her for it; the amounts she moves are small, and every time they've tried checking her, she never actually has it on her, or anywhere they look.
  • Traditions
If you're a Tradition mage, you may know Adelita as an Ecstatic who's been in the city for several years. Rumor has it she's working on putting together a chantry out of Unity, but she's been a little close-lipped about the details as of yet. She supports an open discourse between the various Traditions, and is definitely a unifier rather than a divider. She's willing to talk to most anyone magical, and usually willing to lend a hand for little more than the promise of a future favor.
  • Spirits
Lita's most accomplished with Spirit magic, and is fairly active in the Umbral scene in the area, working to try and keep things flowing harmoniously. If you're a spirit or deal with them often, you may have heard about her and her efforts.

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Gallery

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Adelita
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Overview

Date of Birth: February 2, 1983
Nationality: American (First-Generation)
Ethnicity: Hispanic
Occupation: Street Performer
Demeanor: Bon Vivant
Hair Color: Blonde (dyed; natural is brown)
Eye Color: Brown
Age: 29
Height: 5'0"
Weight: 105 lbs.
Distinguishing Features: More the opposite. Has Arcane 1; hard to remember unless she turns it off.

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Notable Stats

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Tropes

  • Does Not Like Shoes: Adelita is a barefooter. Unless the situation calls for it (going into a place of business, ground is dangerous to tread on), she's pretty much barefoot 24/7.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Lita knows all about modesty, nudity taboos, and the like. She just really doesn't care. She makes a point of not showing off more than she should in settings where it's inappropriate, like the shelter. But when she's just being herself? All bets are off.
  • Belly Dancer: One of her preferred dance forms, and she is very, very good at it. When she performs it around people, it often leads to...
  • Distracted By The Sexy: Adelita tends to exude easy sensuality like other people breathe. Whether it be skimpy outfits, tight outfits, bare feet, bare midriff, or just her total lack of inhibition, it draws attention and can distract the heck out of the hormonally inclined.
  • Granola Girl: Lita falls in under this most of the time. If she were from the sixties, she'd be a hippie. From the eighties and she'd be a New Age chick. As it stands, she's very into the organic, nature movement, peace-love-and-unity thing.
  • Bi The Way: As should surprise no one at all for an Ecstatic, Adelita doesn't judge love based on a person's physical shell. On the other hand, she doesn't seem to have any kind of a preference, coming across as pansexual (and no, that doesn't mean she likes pans).
  • Dye Hard: Is a natural brunette. You are not likely to ever see her with her natural hair color.
  • Unkempt Beauty: Her hair is usually tousled, she's barefoot most of the time, and her clothing is...eclectic at best. And she is still stunningly gorgeous.

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